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Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall

Pitt adds 79 new COVID-19 cases since Sept. 15

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor September 23, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 59 students and 20 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Sept. 15-21.
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Pitt adds 59 new COVID-19 cases since Sept. 8

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor September 16, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 44 students and 15 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Sept. 8-14.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said at Wednesday’s Senate Council meeting that unvaccinated students will be required to take weekly COVID tests, and a positive test will result in the inability to access campus buildings.

‘We have to be agile’’: Senate Council discusses COVID-19 guidelines, faculty union vote

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor September 10, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that Pitt’s new COVID-19 testing program for the academic year is estimated to cost between $20 and $50 million in order to test unvaccinated students weekly, starting on Monday.
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center — located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall — recently expanded its hours to daily operations, and will offer flu shots starting next Wednesday.

Pitt vaccination center to offer flu shots, expanded hours

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor September 7, 2021
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center will offer flu shots starting next Wednesday and recently expanded its hours to daily operation.
Pitt held a vaccination clinic with the Allegheny Health Department in late January to vaccinate around 800 healthcare workers, including Pitt students, in the 1A priority group.

Pitt: Roughly half of students, employees vaccinated

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief August 18, 2021
Pitt said Wednesday that roughly half of students and employees have submitted documentation that they are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Pitt revises COVID-19 health guidelines

Pitt revises COVID-19 health guidelines

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer August 5, 2021
Pitt said in a Thursday email that as of next Monday, current COVID-19 Standards and Guidelines will be “revised and simplified.”
Faculty Assembly met last Wednesday, discussing and voting on a required vaccination mandate and policy changes to better accommodate the University’s new decentralized budget model, as well as addressing updates to language in academic committee policies.

‘The more people vaccinated, the closer we get to normal’: Faculty Assembly encourages vaccination mandate, talks budget policies

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer May 18, 2021
John Williams, head of Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office, said vaccines are important so students can return to their normal routines as the CDC releases more liberal guidelines for vaccinated people.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Senate Council meeting.

Gallagher talks potential COVID-19 vaccine requirement, fall semester planning and more in TPN interview

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor May 3, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher reflected on Pitt’s performance during the pandemic in an interview with The Pitt News last Thursday. He also answered questions about planning for the fall semester and a potential COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
Pitt adds 25 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt adds 25 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor April 13, 2021
Pitt added 25 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 23 students and two employees, between last Friday and Monday, with 65 students currently in isolation.
Melissa McGivney: A shot of community

Melissa McGivney: A shot of community

By Siddhi Shockey, Senior Staff Writer April 6, 2021
Melissa McGivney — a professor and associate dean for community partnerships at the School of Pharmacy — helped coordinate COVID-19 vaccine clinics this year.
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